This fragmentary collection of local history and biography is only a glimpse at the interesting events occurring in Dorchester County from its origin, two hundred and thirty-three years ago, to the present day. In compiling this local record, references to State events and people have been frequently made in order to explain the cause and effect of local acts which have had their inﬂuences in county affairs. Especially has it been the purpose to note the names of the promoters of the county as well as to mention their deeds. In this fast age of book and newspaper literature when every inmate of the American home must daily read the current his tory of the world as it transpires, there is no reasonable excuse why a history of Dorchester County Should not be published. It has been the desire of the author to give a truthful narration of the events treated, and while the diction may not be all that could be desired, it is set forth as an earnest effort, to which the reader is asked to bestow that indulgence which the work merits. If due credit has not been given, either by reference or quotation, for any language used in this book, it is an act of unintentional omission.